This course is designed for SLPs who would like to work in the field of accent modification or wish to learn more about it. It will provide an overview of accents and their potential impact on communication, assessment, target selection at the segmental and suprasegmental levels, and training principles.
Course created on January 16, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the roles of accentedness, intelligibility, comprehensibility, and naturalness in second language phonological acquisition.
- After this course, participants will be able to select appropriate segmental targets for accent modification based on the principles of contrastive analysis, functional load, intelligibility, and naturalness.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify suprasegmental targets for clients to maximize their ability to communicate effectively.
|5-20 Minutes||Accent frameworks: accentedness, intelligibility, comprehensibility, and naturalness|
|20-35 Minutes||Accent modification: providers, settings, efficacy, and training principles|
|35-50 Minutes||Designing and conducting an assessment of segmentals and suprasegmentals|
|50-70 Minutes||Segmental target selection and training|
|70-85 Minutes||Suprasegmental target selection and training|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Robert McKinney, MA, CCC-SLP
Robert (Bob) McKinney, MA, CCC-SLP, is the author of “Here’s How to Do Accent Modification: A Manual for Speech-Language Pathologists”. He is on the part-time faculty at SDSU, where he supervises graduate students in the Accent and Communication Training program and teaches undergraduate phonetics. He is the lead Speech-Language Pathologist at the Sweetwater Union High School District, and he had a 26-year career teaching English as a Second Language and conducting teacher training. He holds an MA in Communicative Disorders, an MA in Education/TESOL, and an MA in International Relations. He has served on the board of directors of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association and CORSPAN (the Corporate Speech Pathology Network). Bob speaks six languages, has lived in six countries, and has worked with clients from over eighty nations.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
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